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Meet Our Orthodontists

Our team at Guildford Orthodontics consists of specialist orthodontists, dentists with special interest in orthodontics, orthodontists, orthodontic therapists and orthodontic nurses, all ably assisted by our administration and reception staff and friendly receptionists.

  • Amal Maizar

    Principal Specialist Orthodontist
    DDS (Damas) 1992, MFDS RCSI, MSc(Lond), MOrthRCSEng 2008
    GDC No: 100610

    After qualifying from Damascus University in 1992, Amal continued her education and gained a Diploma in Maxillofacial Surgery with distinction. She was part of a highly experienced team performing complex cosmetic procedures such as corrective jaw surgery, oncology and cleft lip and palate and was also involved in teaching and supervising undergraduates in the Radiology and Oral Surgery departments. She then undertook a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland and was awarded a Diploma in Clinical Dental Science with distinction from the University of London.

    She undertook postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital gaining a Masters degree in Science from the University of London and Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Glasgow in 2008. Amal has an extensive experience in using a wide variety of systems including the Damon System, Invisalign, and the latest technology in hidden braces (Incognito and WIN). Her clinical interests include growth modification in children and complex treatments for adults needing inter-disciplinary orthodontic and facial aesthetic treatments. She is a member of the British Orthodontic society and the British Lingual Orthodontic society.

  • Rachel Hodgson

    Specialist Orthodontist
    BDS (Guys) 1989 MSc MOrth(Edin) 1998 FDS RCS
    GDC No: 65005

    Rachel began postgraduate specialist orthodontic training at Guy’s Hospital in 1995 and has worked in this exciting field for over 24 years. She joined Epsom Orthodontics in 2000 and currently works four days weekly, including some Saturday mornings. Rachel was awarded a Master of Science degree from the University of London and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1998, after completing her three year postgraduate orthodontic training. She is registered as a specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council.

    Rachel had previously qualified in dentistry at Guy’s Hospital, London, with honours in 1989. She subsequently became house officer in Oral Immunology before completing her Vocational Training. Further experience in children’s dentistry was gained as senior house officer at the Eastman Dental Hospital before oral and maxillofacial surgery posts. Rachel has also worked in general dental practice and was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery (in children’s dentistry and orthodontics) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994.

    After specialisation Rachel worked in specialist orthodontic practice, hospital and community services. She spent four years teaching orthodontics part time at King’s College Hospital, obtaining a Certificate in Teaching. More recent teaching experience has been closer to home as a Trainer for our Orthodontic Therapists.

    Rachel is an examiner in Medical Emergencies for the General Dental Council, previously for the International Qualification Examination and more recently for the Overseas Registration Examination (ORE). Rachel is also a member of the British Orthodontic Society.

    Rachel loves the challenges of orthodontics and the excellent results which can be achieved in a specialty which is constantly progressing. She has attended the “In Office” course on advanced techniques with the Damon appliance in the USA with Dr Alan Bagden, one of the most respected clinicians using this technique.

    Rachel has broad experience in this constantly advancing field, including treatment of multidisciplinary cases. She regularly attends lectures, conferences, and workshops both in the UK and overseas to be able to bring the best of current orthodontic techniques to our patients.

    Away from work Rachel’s time is spent with her husband and two young boys. Out of choice she loves to ski or go to the gym, but is more frequently found building lego, swimming or cycling with the boys.

    For me the best part of orthodontics is taking a timid child and turning them into a confident adult with a great smile.

  • Dr Katy Tidbury

    Dr Katy Tidbury

    BDS (Hons) MJDF, RCS Ed MOrth, RCS (Ed)
    GDC No: 228835

    Katy qualified from the University of Bristol in 2012 receiving an Honours degree in Dentistry. Following her training, Katy worked in the South West of England providing general dental services, prior to undertaking two years of training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In these roles she worked with a highly skilled teams in managing a multitude of issues relating to the head and neck, including cleft lip and palate, oral cancer, facial trauma, and corrective jaw surgery. During this time, she achieved the examinations in the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

    Katy has gained further experience in Children’s dentistry, working at Birmingham Dental Hospital, gaining skills in treating younger patients and those with dental anxieties.

    In 2016, Katy commenced her long-term ambition of Orthodontic speciality training. She completed the three-year postgraduate training at King’s College London and was awarded a distinction in the Master of Science in Orthodontics degree, also gaining her membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

    In her spare time, Katy enjoys playing in her Netball team, and taking part in weekly ParkRun events.

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